Producing Ohio’s Renewable Energies
Welcome to Project PORE. This site is the companion to the curriculum “Producing Ohio’s Renewable Energies” which is a free educational resource funded by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The curriculum has been developed by Dave Shellhaas and is designed to engage high school students in making their own decisions and conclusions about the renewable energies being produced right here in Ohio.
This site contains many educational resources to allow students to research and investigate all of the issues surrounding the renewable energies of ethanol, biodiesel, biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal. There are video resources, as well as print resources, found for each of the energies. These resources are used in many of the lessons included in the PORE curriculum that are found in the teacher guide and teacher resource pages of this site.
This curriculum has been designed to align with the Common Core reading and writing standards for science and the technical subject and provide several opportunities for students to engage in real world tasks and the skills necessary to make educated, well-informed decisions about the production and use of renewable energies that may impact their everyday lives.
The project includes information and resources for the various renewable energies produced in Ohio and in other locations across the nation. Those energies include ethanol, biodiesel, wind, solar, and biomass.
Students can access the student booklet as well as student lessons. The resources for the different renewable energy types outlined in the lessons are found under the Energy Types page.
To gain access to these resources, teachers must register for a free teacher account. Once you have been approved and verified that you are a teacher in the specified school district, you will be granted access to the teacher only pages.